It’s been 2 days, and that student who pestered the holy shit out of me all summer has not mustered the cojones to do battle with my chair. I am precisely 0% surprised. The longer he waits to contact her (if ever), the less credible he will seem. So glad I wasted my time responding to his emails. Not.
In the future, I will be much, MUCH more attuned to those students who throw up red flags during the semester. The few problem students I have had at NJU have always shown early on that they were trouble, and I failed to nip it in the bud. No more.
Also, as a few of you recommended, no responding to emails after the end of the semester. I am hoping that I have a job that will take me away from here, making it all the easier to leave all of that behind.